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1 to 3000 kgf

FH 12

The FH 12 Series represents one of Tinius Olsen's most advanced system for universal hardness testing. This multi purpose hardness testing instrument uses a modern design and innovative technology, based on the application of mechatronic components and high-resolution video machine vision systems.

    The high level of precision combined with high definition imaging means that the scope of applications for the FH 12 is almost unlimited; whether those applications cover aircraft engine parts, automobile parts, production lines, general quality assurance or general laboratory use. 

    The FH 12is available in three models with force ranges consisting of 1 to 250 kgf, 3 to 750 kgf, 10 to 3000 kgf. A special feature of the FH 12 is the six position motorized turret, which comes as a standard on each system. The turret can hold up to 3 different indentors and/or 3 (or 4 if only 2 indenters are selected) objectives. Combine the turret with an optional X-Y stage, a rotary table or inclination table and you have one of the most comprehensive testing instruments available. 


tinius olsen model fh12 testing machine

Features & Benefits

Load cell, force feedback, closed loop system capable of performing Rockwell, Superficial Rockwell, VIckers, Knoop, Brinell, HVT and HBT scales
Advanced Horizon software for all scales
Automatic measurement with automatic focus
Descending test head (Z axis) with automatic workpiece detection
Six position turret with Horizon software to control movement and objective/indenter selection
Optical system utilizing 0.7x to 60x objectives
Large 15" industrial touch screen
Testing table integrated with t-slots
Working area up to 650 mm maximum with 400 mm throat depth
tinius olsen fh 12 specimen hardness test

Options & Accessories

Motorized X-Y stages
Automated weld test pattern software
Precision vices, v-anvils, etc.
Extra large testing table
Certified indenters (ASTM and ISO)
Certfiied test blocks (ASTM and ISO)
tinius olsen fh 12 test machine display